Interns Awarded Prestigious CIAB Foundation Scholarships

October 29, 2019

Annually, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) awards academic scholarships through The Council Foundation to promising interns in our industry; to date, over $1,000,000 has been awarded to deserving college students.

The Council Foundation’s mission is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector by way of internships with member firms of CIAB. In awarding the scholarships, an independent selection committee looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors in the commercial insurance brokerage business sector.

MMA interns have received $100,000 in scholarship totals over the past three years. This year, five of our 2019 summer interns were each the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship for their 2019-20 academic year. They are: 

Ben Biswas – New England
Ben Biswas – New England


Heidi Rubenstein – New England


Kylie Piotte – New England


Madison McKenzie – Southwest


Summer Vinson (Franklin Wheeler Scholarship award winner) – Florida


We hope The Council Foundation’s scholarship program continues to serve as a successful tool in recruiting the next generation of diverse talent for the summer of 2020 and beyond.

If you would like to inspire the next generation of industry talent, please consider making a donation to The Council Foundation and the Dave Oberkircher Future Leader’s Fund at www.ciab.com/DaveO which honors the legacy of Dave, founding principal of MMA Trion. In January 2018, The Council Foundation established this fund with backing from Oberkircher’s colleagues and friends in the insurance community to grow the Foundation’s impact and honor his legacy through scholarships.

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!